Dearly Beloved

Season: 2013 Main Stage Season

Author: Jones, Hope & Wooten

Director: Leslie Kimbell

Genre: Southern Comedy

Location: Colleen O. Williams Theater, Winder, GA


THE STORY PER THE DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE WEBSITE: The Futrelle Sisters, Frankie, Honey Raye and Twink, are throwing a wedding. Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo's antebellum-inspired wedding, and the rumor mill in their small town of Fayro, Texas, is working overtime. No surprise there, the Futrelle Sisters have never been strangers to gossip. After all, they did survive the scandalous breakup of their almost-famous gospel singing trio, The Sermonettes. But Twink's desperate attempts to get her boyfriend of fifteen-and-one-half years down the aisle, Frankie's ongoing conversations with their dead mother, and Honey Raye's tendency to race to the altar at every opportunity have kept tongues wagging for years. In spite of her own marital problems, Frankie has held steadfastly to the hope that she can pull off one "final Futrelle occasion" with elegance and style with the help of the cantankerous wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva, who runs the local floral shop/bus depot. But on the day of the nuptials, Frankie's hope begins to dim when she discovers Twink's alternative solution to an expensive catered wedding dinner is a potluck supper sponsored by Clovis Sanford's House of Meat. When the prodigal Honey Raye arrives at the church in skintight gold lamé, consumed by hot flashes and a steely determination to right old family wrongs, Frankie's hope is shaken. It is lost completely when word reaches the church that Tina Jo and her fiancé have fled Fayro and eloped. The sisters ultimately pull together to find ways to keep the unsuspecting guests in the pews while a highway patrolman races off to track down the runaway bride and groom. As a last resort, and to the delight of the citizenry of Fayro, Texas, The Sermonettes reunite and sing again.

Show Dates

  • May 3, 2013 7:30 pm
  • May 4, 2013 7:30 pm
  • May 5, 2013 3:00 pm
  • May 10, 2013 7:30 pm
  • May 11, 2013 7:30 pm
  • May 12, 2013 3:00 pm

Audition Dates

  • March 10, 2013 6:30 pm
  • March 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Audition Details

This will be a cold read...with the main three sisters singing a short song.

MISS GENEVA MUSGRAVE (50's - 70’s) wedding coordinator/ owner of a florist shop/Greyhound bus depot
HONEY RAYE FUTRELLE, (50 going-on-30)oldest of the Futrelle sisters, the floozy black sheep
TWINK FUTRELLE, (40’s) middle Futrelle sister, desperate to get married
FRANKIE FUTRELLE DUBBERLY,( 40’s) youngest Futrelle sister, mother of the bride
DUB DUBBERLY, (40's) Frankie's husband, father of the bride
TINA JO "TJ" DUBBERLY/GINA JO "GJ" DUBBERLY* (20's) Twin Sisters played by one actor
JUSTIN WAVERLY, (20’s) Delivery boy and seminarian
NELDA LIGHTFOOT, (40's - 60's) local psychic
JOHN CURTIS WAVERLY, (30’s - 40’s) highway patrolman
PATSY PRICE – (40’s - 50's)Tina Jo's future mother-in-law - very elegant, very snotty

Call backs (if any) will be March 12th. The first read through will be March 13th and rehearsals will begin March 14th.

Please bring a photo to the audition.


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